#109 - How to make a carbon club work | Curio

#109 - How to make a carbon club work

30 mins | Dec 6, 2021

Today's episode from 6th December 2021. As the ink dries on the Glasgow Climate Pact, we look at one way which countries can help address climate change- a carbon club. We look at what it is, how it would work and how Canada is setting the standard for membership. Then later on, a new report poses an interesting philosophical question about the role of funding mental health therapy for the world's poorest people. We explore the idea of donating towards people's mental, and not just their physical, wellbeing. The carbon club theory, popularized by William Nordhaus, is a cost-effective lever designed to reduce carbon emissions and has appeared several times in political and academic circles. However, one key concern about how developing countries will afford a prohibitively high carbon price still remains. For Foreign Policy, Marisa Coulton suggests that Canada has the answer as she examines the Canadian system's key elements, including provincial flexibility, tax rebates to households, predictable increases, and measures to protect industry competitiveness. To date, global health efforts have focused mainly on illnesses of the body: malaria, malnutrition, TB. Mental well-being has never received the same level of attention. However, new research has revealed the positive role of therapy in improving lives in the developing world. For Vox, Dylan Matthews argues for prioritising mental health as a global development and examines research aggregating and comparing the effectiveness of therapies across the world. Wake up with Curio is a different kind of morning show that gives you the context behind the news and gets you motivated for the day ahead, every Monday - Friday.

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